When you ferment apples in water for a few months, you get apple cider vinegar. In the old country, people swear that apple cider vinegar is a panacea. And they cleaned the house with it, amongst so many other uses that you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn right now. Whether it’s curing a cold or toning your face, $5 will get you a bottle of the good organic, unpasteurized stuff that should last you at least a month or two, no matter how you use it.
34. Brighten Up Your Soups and Stews
Sometimes, your soup or stew just doesn’t have that oomph you crave. Dull, murky soups get a great boost of brightness that will tantalize your tastebuds with a light splash of apple cider vinegar, added at the end of cooking.
33. Cleanse Your Liver
You don’t have to wait until Spring to do a heavy duty detox. Just drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water first thing in the morning everyday and you’ll be detox’ed all year round.
32. Purify and Tone Your Skin
Your skin should be at the perfect pH balance to minimize breakouts, irritations and other complexion problems. Apple cider vinegar makes a great toner that will refresh your skin. Just dilute 2 tbsp in 4 tbsp water, then gently dab onto your skin using a cotton pad. Refreshing!
31. Bye Bye Age Spots
Dark spots, like liver spots, melasma and birthmarks, are caused by a concentration of pigment (melanin), usually because of hormones, trauma or sun exposure. Lighten them up with a bit of straight apple cider vinegar. For extra power, leave a cotton pad soaked in the stuff right on your spots over night. Repeat until they disappear. No hydroquinone or other harmful ingredients required!
30. No More Acne Scars
Acne scars are excess pigment and irregular skin texture. Lighten them up plus soften thicker textures with apple cider vinegar, applied overnight.
29. Ease Sunburns
You’ve spent too much time out in the sun, and now you’re paying the price with a painful sunburn that even water stings. Pour 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar into a warm bath and you’ll get a bit of relief from your burn.
28. Treating Acid Reflux
Take a shot of apple cider vinegar, straight, whenever you’re experiencing acid reflux — or take it before you eat. It might sound weird, but trust me, it works. In no time, you’ll ease that pain. Acid reflux happens when you don’t have enough acid in your stomach to digest food properly. This causes the food to come back up. The acid in the apple cider vinegar will tell your body to close the sphincter at the top of your stomach, keeping that food down.
27. Reduce Your Triglycerides
When you have high levels of triglycerides in your blood, you put yourself at a higher risk of heart disease and other life threatening problems. Sip 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar, diluted in 2 cups of water every day for several months and you can lower the triglyceride levels in your blood.
26. Make Gaining Weight Harder
Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, a substance that has been scientifically proven to lower triglyceride levels and decrease body fat. For the full benefits, make sure to take 2 tsp in 2 cups of water everyday. You won’t see the effects immediately, but in a few months, you’ll notice that your weight won’t fluctuate as much and burning fat will be easier.
25. Balance Your Blood Sugar Levels
Diabetics rejoice: medical studies show that taking 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar diluted in a bit of water right before you go to bed can help lower blood glucose levels by 4-6% overnight.
24. Beat Dandruff
A dilution of 2 parts water to 1 part apple cider vinegar makes a great hair and scalp rinse that will reduce dandruff and leave your hair shinier. Those flakes don’t stand a chance.
23. Beat the Bad Breath Blues
Swish a bit of apple cider vinegar in your mouth to destroy the bacteria that give you bad breath.
22. Deep Clean Your Dentures
Instead of spending loads of cash on expensive denture cleaners, just use a 2:1 water to apple cider vinegar solution. Place your dentures in the solution over night and by the morning, they’ll be sparkling clean.
21. Clean Your Kidneys
Drink 1 tsp of vinegar for every cup of water with every meal and you’ll help your kidneys stay clean.
20. Beat Arthritis Pain
The pain you feel from arthritis is caused by inflammation. Consume apple cider vinegar as a drink, in your salad dressing or soup and it will help ease the inflammation, thereby reducing the pain.
19. Balance Out Your Body pH
Whenever you take apple cider vinegar, you’re helping your body alkalize its system. This will make your body less welcoming to the bacteria, fungi and viruses that flourish in a more acidic body, reducing your risk of sickness and disease.
18. Treat Gout
If you’ve ever had gout, you know how painful it can be. Take apple cider vinegar as part of your treatment regimen, and you’ll beat gout faster, guaranteed.
17. No More Infection
Sinus infections and other types of infections can be beaten faster with apple cider vinegar. Just consume the stuff regularly to see the benefits of a stronger, healthier body.
16. Treat Allergies and Asthma
Mucus and bronchial swelling can both be reduced by taking a bit of apple cider vinegar, diluted in some water. This will help to reduce the troubling symptoms of allergies and asthma.
15. Kill Nail Fungus
Nail fungus is ugly and unhygienic. To get rid of it, soak your nails with apple cider vinegar. This will destroy fungus.
14. Stop the itch and swelling of bug bites
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then dab it on any of your bug bites. This will help relieve itching and swelling so your bites can heal faster.
13. Remove Warts
Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and put it on top of your wart, securing it with a bandage. Keep this on overnight or during the day for at least 8 hours. Remove and repeat daily until your wart falls off. If the skin surrounding your wart gets irritated, cover it with some cream or petroleum jelly to act as a barrier. Within a few days to a couple of weeks, your wart will disappear.
12. Help Bruises Heal Faster
Apply apple cider vinegar right to your bruise regularly to help reduce the appearance of your bruises and speed up their healing.
11. Soothe Inflammation
Inflammation is your body’s natural reaction to trauma, infection or other injury. Apple cider vinegar soothes inflammation with its alkalizing properties.
10. No more constipation
Feeling a little backed up? Take a shot or two of apple cider vinegar, straight, and you’ll loosen your bowels so get some relief.
9. Get Better Sleep
Sleep difficulties are more common in today’s modern world. To get a good night’s rest, drink this concoction: 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar mixed with some honey in a cup of warm water. Your nightcap will help ease insomnia.
8. Clear Your Sinuses
Feeling stuffed up? Take a shot or two of apple cider vinegar to drain your sinuses.
7. Improve Your Gut Bacteria
Supplement your diet with some apple cider vinegar to nourish the good bacteria in your intestines, and you’ll be rewarded with better digestion and improved health.
6. Disinfect Your Wounds
Apply apple cider vinegar right on your wounds to clean them and prevent nasty infections.
5. Clean Your Home
You can mix apple cider vinegar with water or baking soda and use as a powerful, all natural, all purpose cleaner for your bathroom, kitchen, countertops and floors. It can even declog your pipes!
4. Use as a Salt Replacement
Too much sodium in your diet can cause serious health problems. Instead of using salt, use a bit of apple cider vinegar to add flavor to your dishes.
3. Use as a Fabric Softener
Store bought fabric softeners can be loaded with chemicals and allergy-inducing perfumes. Replace your fabric softener with just 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to soften up your clothes.
2. Get a Brighter Smile
Rub your teeth with a cotton swab soaked in apple cider vinegar before you brush to whiten your teeth and get a brighter smile.
1. Get Rid of Fleas
Fill a spray bottle with 50% apple cider vinegar and 50% water then spray the mixture onto the fur of your pets. Gently rub the mixture in and air dry. This should help kill fleas. You can also spray your furniture.
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